Most older Americans have at least one chronic condition. From 2006-2008, the most frequently occurring conditions among older Americans were:
Diagnosed arthritis (50%)
All types of heart disease (32%)
Any cancer (22%)
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In 2004, Americans with no chronic conditions incurred about $4,700 on average in health care costs. Those with 5 or more chronic conditions incurred $20,300.
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